Monday, 6th July


Welcome to our new season of walks

Walk of the week
Walk of the week
Each week we focus on a walk from among the new additions to the site. Be sure to come back regularly to read the new articles.

The Westcountry Walks team is preparing itself for an excellent season of hiking around Britain’s most scenic peninsula in 2012. We will be adding a host of new walking routes with photos and videos over the coming months. 

We think the site will become more important than ever during the economic downturn. After all being out and about in the countryside is free for everyone - and walking in lovely surroundings is, quite simply, one of the most enjoyable low cost leisure activities there is. And so the site will continue to develop – hopefully adding walks and other information in areas near you - and our aim is to turn it into a true encyclopaedia of all that is best about this wonderful region.

Remember, if you have any walking news or walk related topics that you think may be of interest to others, please email them to us.

Visitors to the site are welcome to download the walks for personal use, but they must not be used for either publicity or commercial purposes without permission.

Reach out to the hundreds of thousands of people who love to walk in the South West.

This website is growing rapidly - over one hundred walks and many complementary articles at an average rate of two per week. Our viewing figures are doubling every month. It is becoming a veritable encyclopaedia of walks and general information about the region.

Each walk offers fantastic advertising opportunities to local businesses large and small across the region.

For more information on how you can be among the first to advertise, contact Jude by telephone: 01984 640058 or 07880 998971. Alternatively send a mail.


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Landscape slideshows
The Westcountry's most beautiful views

Latest: Brendons in the Snow

Latest walks:
Hartland Point
Where the Westcountry hunches its massive shoulder to the wilderness of the waves.
Bere Alston
The banks of the Tamar and the magnificent railway viaduct. A surprisingly private place.
The views stretch for miles across Britain's most beautiful ridge of hills.
There is something about gaining access to a place by boat - something poetic and other-worldly.
Loe Pool
Everything about Loe Pool is enigmatic and the place can take on an altogether mysterious air.

Pentewan Circular
We did this short walk on the Cornish coast in dark cold weather and found it exhausting.

Westcountry Walks provides free downloadable hiking routes with detailed write-ups from all over the South West peninsula. To make the site easier to use we have divided the region up into the seven areas displayed on the map.

The walks first appeared in the Hesp's Hikes column of the Western Morning News. All have been designed and walked by journalist Martin Hesp and each should be easy to follow if you are armed with the relevant Ordnance Survey map.

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